The high court today ruled that home information packs - to be overseen by councils - cannot go ahead on 1 June....
The high court today ruled that home information packs - to be overseen by councils - cannot go ahead on 1 June.
An initial ruling by Mr Justice Collins on the judicial review by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors asserted that there 'was a persuasive case', and the energy performance certificate could be introduced separately from the home information pack.
Given the legal hearing could not be heard properly before they were due to come into force on 1 June, HIPs in their current form should not go ahead, said the court.
Local government minister Ruth Kelly's statement to MPs
Conservative shadow minister for housing Michael Gove said:
'Ministers should now come clean, and take home information packs back to the drawing board.'
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